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Wednesday - April 25, 2018

The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered.

-Robert Fulghum, American author, b. 1937-

Robotics and Unmanned Systems Cluster

tile-roboticsDescription - Major applications exist in container handling, advanced manufacturing and emerging military/port security needs.  Hampton Roads leverages a strong contractor base and research portfolio in both commercial robotics and military unmanned systems technology.  Niche technological capabilities are established in space and surface/under-water technologies.  Cross-cutting synergies are derived from other regional technology clusters in Sensors, Modeling & Simulation, BioScience and Aerospace.

Regional Assets

  • Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, Hampton Roads Chapter
  • Major Military and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Installations
  • NASA Langley Research Center
  • Port of Virginia
  • Seven major research colleges and universities
  • U.S. Headquarters of Stihl, Norfolk Southern & Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Business Opportunities

  • Port Security
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Military
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Unattended off-shore energy facilities
  • Maintenance, Repair and Logistics
  • Requirements, Test and Evaluation

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